Bangalore: Tamil Nadu Governor K.Rosaiah will hold the additional charge of governor of Karnataka from Sunday, as the five-year term of incumbent H.R. Bhardwaj ends on Saturday.
"Rosaiah to discharge the functions of the governor of Karnataka, in addition to his own duties, until regular arrangements are made in place of Bhardwaj, who completes his tenure June 28," a Rashtrapati Bhavan communique said on Friday.
Bhardwaj, who served as law minister in the UPA-I central government, assumed charge as the state governor June 29, 2009.
Rosaiah will be sworn-in governor at Raj Bhavan here on Sunday.
"Soon after the swearing-in ceremony, Rosaiah will leave for Chennai in view of the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday," Raj Bhavan said in a communique late Friday here.